Quotes of the day

posted at 10:55 pm on March 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

“‘Raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.’ So said then-Sen. Obama in 2006, when he voted against raising the debt ceiling by less than $800 billion to a new limit of $8.965 trillion. As America’s debt now approaches its current $14.29 trillion limit, we are witnessing leadership failure of epic proportions.

I will vote to defeat an increase in the debt limit unless it is the last one we ever authorize and is accompanied by a plan for fundamental tax reform, an overhaul of our regulatory structure, a cut to discretionary spending, a balanced-budget amendment, and reforms to save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid…

“I know that by writing this, I am inviting political attack. When I proposed reforms to Social Security during my campaign, my opponent spent millions on attack ads designed to frighten seniors. But demagoguery is the last refuge of the spineless politician willing to do anything to win the next election.

“Whether they admit it or not, everyone in Washington knows how to solve these problems. What is missing is the political will to do it. I ran for the U.S. Senate because I want my children to inherit what I inherited: the greatest nation in human history. It’s not too late. The 21st century can also be the American Century. Our people are ready. Now it’s time for their leaders to join them.”

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“Sen. Marco Rubio plans to sit on the sidelines entirely during the 2012 Republican presidential primary…

“Rubio said he plans to stay out of party squabbles in his home state next year, including in a primary battle for the other Florida Senate seat. To make his case, he subtly pointed to the fact that Washington Republicans, including the National Republican Senatorial Committee, initially backed his then-primary opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, in his 2010 race.

“‘I’m going to support the nominee, but I’m not going to endorse there,’ he said with a smile. ‘I had a bad primary experience.’”

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“After persistent questioning, Rubio ruled ruled out a run for president; at least in 2012.

“‘I am not running for president in 2012,’ Rubio told me…

“Rubio, however, was less definitive in his response to media speculation that he is the odds-on choice to be the GOP vice presidential nominee.”

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FloatingRock on March 30, 2011 at 4:22 AM

So you have nothing else.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 4:41 AM

So you have nothing else.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 4:41 AM

Nothing else than what?

FloatingRock on March 30, 2011 at 4:47 AM

Barry has to go…. what are your solutions?

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 4:19 AM

Right now, I’ll be voting conservative in the upcoming Canadian elections. Ed talked about this election on TEMS but he fundamentally does not understand the parliamentary system.

Unless the conservatives win a majority, the liberals will form a coaltion with the two smaller parties (socialists and bloq). The conservatives are close to 40% in party preference which means they are close to a majority when the votes are counted. The liberals are at 25%. They’ve been dropping so this was their last chance.

The liberal leader (former Haavad professor) is swearing that he won’t form a coalition with either opposing party but it’s obvious. He is going to form one with both other parties.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 4:47 AM

Nothing else than what?

FloatingRock on March 30, 2011 at 4:47 AM

No other problems with Bachman.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 4:49 AM

gh on March 30, 2011 at 4:47 AM

I’ll be voting conservative in the upcoming Canadian elections.

Um, Voir mon ami

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 4:54 AM

Um, Voir mon ami

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 4:54 AM

My french is a bit too rusty to get your point.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 4:58 AM

My french is a bit too rusty to get your point.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 4:58 AM

You have a friend in Canada, as me also. Half my family lives there under socialist rule.

If you need help in translation… look here

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:02 AM

OK, Try again

http://translate.google.com

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:02 AM

Did Bachmann leave her Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran parish?
If not, she has a HUGE problem with Roman Catholics.

OmahaConservative on March 30, 2011 at 5:04 AM

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:02 AM

Ok. I thought that is what you meant but at the link (scrolling down) there was dirt on Duceppe wanting a coalition with Harper in 2004.

The translation link failed.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:04 AM

OmahaConservative on March 30, 2011 at 5:04 AM

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod parish.

OmahaConservative on March 30, 2011 at 5:06 AM

OmahaConservative on March 30, 2011 at 5:04 AM

Come on. Surely we all can agree that Obama is the anti-christ.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:06 AM

No other problems with Bachman.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 4:49 AM

That’s the only thing that I know of for now. I expect a religious candidate, being a conservative, but there is a threshold beyond which she could lose me and others, but I don’t know enough about her yet. I’d vote for the Pope if he was a conservative libertarian. (I’d want to see his birth certificate first, though.) ;)

FloatingRock on March 30, 2011 at 5:07 AM

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:04 AM

I cannot guarantee another bloggers post, but I can offer another point of view. David is good at responding to inquires, and he’s posted here as well. He’s no stranger to HA.

Where in Canada are you out and about?

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:09 AM

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:06 AM

WELS & other conservative Lutheran church bodies have identified the office of the papacy as the antichrist since their very existence.

OmahaConservative on March 30, 2011 at 5:10 AM

If not, she has a HUGE problem with Roman Catholics.

OmahaConservative on March 30, 2011 at 5:04 AM

I’m Catholic, born and raised. And I have a huge problem with the Church.

Let’s not go there, shall we.

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:11 AM

FloatingRock on March 30, 2011 at 5:07 AM

Er wurde in Deutschland geboren

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:13 AM

FloatingRock on March 30, 2011 at 5:07 AM

The big problem is the RINOs. Pawlenty looks good but boring. If he took Bachman or Cain as a VP, he’d probably do ok. Bachman/Cain would be more exciting but a bit risky. Palin would do fine in the general but I’m not sure she can win the nomination. Moreover, the danger to her family from the unhinged is going to weigh heavily.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:13 AM

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:13 AM

You and canoptfor have a huge fascination with American politics. Yet, you don’t speak much about your own.

Why is that?

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:17 AM

Where in Canada are you out and about?

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:09 AM

Scarberia. My in-laws live 3 houses down the street. I’m originally from England but my mother’s family emigrated to Manitoba about 1870 from Ireland (via England). She met my father on a trans-atlantic voyage, when he was returning to England after a post-doctoral year in Ottawa about 1954. It took him until 1967 to get a job in Canada when I was nine.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:19 AM

Why is that?

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:17 AM

Can’t speak for canopfor. I lived in new jersey from 1981-88. Ran into some objectivists about 1985.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:21 AM

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:17 AM

Yeah, I’ve often wondered about that as well.
D(ave)Rywall, too.

OmahaConservative on March 30, 2011 at 5:22 AM

Scarberia?!

Is that a slang on Scarborough, Ontario?

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:27 AM

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:27 AM

Yup. If you want to come back to Canada, you will need to know that for the test.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:29 AM

Yeah, I’ve often wondered about that as well.
D(ave)Rywall, too.

OmahaConservative on March 30, 2011 at 5:22 AM

You can have him if you want.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:31 AM

I lived in new jersey from 1981-88. Ran into some objectivists about 1985.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:21 AM

I moved to New Jersey in 1978 and lived there till 2000, before moving to Hawai’i. The whole North East is Objectionable, but that’s another story.

My other half is from Newfoundland

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:32 AM

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:31 AM

We already have too many libtards as it is.

OmahaConservative on March 30, 2011 at 5:35 AM

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:32 AM

I seem to remember you posting some of that on another thread. Did you start off in Quebec?

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:37 AM

OmahaConservative on March 30, 2011 at 5:35 AM

Seems only fair as you infested us with draft-dodgers and communist professors in the 1960s and 70s.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:38 AM

Yup. If you want to come back to Canada, you will need to know that for the test.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:29 AM

Interesting, I went to my cousin’s wedding in Aurora Ontario and the anti-American prejudice was overwhelming.

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:39 AM

Interesting, I went to my cousin’s wedding in Aurora Ontario and the anti-American prejudice was overwhelming.

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:39 AM

I think the origin of that is mostly the Trudeau years and the CBC.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:41 AM

Gotta sign off now … things to do.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:42 AM

Did you start off in Quebec?

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:37 AM

Not really, I’m from France originally.
Naturalized American Citizen in 1967 ♥♥!
I did much business in Canada in that other life.

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:43 AM

Seems only fair as you infested us with draft-dodgers and communist professors in the 1960s and 70s.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:38 AM

À notre grande honte

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:44 AM

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 5:44 AM

Oui!

OmahaConservative on March 30, 2011 at 5:57 AM

Oui!

OmahaConservative on March 30, 2011 at 5:57 AM

Yes indeed.

Aloha i ka po, a me malama pono!
(Good night, and take care!)

Kini on March 30, 2011 at 6:02 AM

Bachmann is figuring Palin won’t run and is making a play for her support and perhaps some of Huck’s. The Catholic vote will be fragmented anyway.

The first real test is who is willing to go into Iowa, starting at Ames or even later, and tell them the days of ethanol and farm subsidies are over. It matters little where they finish if they have the guts to tell Iowa the truth.

Adjoran on March 30, 2011 at 6:36 AM

Cain/Rubio- now that’s a ticket I would support. Or Rubio/Cain, for that matter. Can you imagine cain debating Biden?

Fuquay Steve on March 30, 2011 at 6:55 AM

Romney / Rubio 2012

We are ssssoooo hosed Amerika!!

PappyD61 on March 30, 2011 at 7:11 AM

infuriating…the lsm already has the message that the gop are fighting with each other, they need to come up with a budget to avoid a shutdown…why won’t the gop pundits call out that the house has passed 2 budget bills already, everything lays at the senate’s feet….geez louise…

the lsm/dems are going to get away with this if the gop don’t stand up soon …

*sigh*

cmsinaz on March 30, 2011 at 7:24 AM

cmsinaz on March 30, 2011 at 7:24 AM

The lsm is not going to report anything to hurt their side. I think it is better for the GOP to keep control of their primary process than to get into the spotlight now. Obama’s ratings and support are still going down. He will look really funny in 3 weeks when his campaign starts and he’s railing against no-one in particular.

gh on March 30, 2011 at 7:38 AM

ot: it looks like that politico debate has been moved to sept…they’ll still play gotcha politics though the format on that won’t change….

cmsinaz on March 30, 2011 at 7:38 AM

gh on March 30, 2011 at 7:38 AM

*crossing fingers*

it’s the shutdown that i’m worried that the gop won’t call out the dems lies…

cmsinaz on March 30, 2011 at 7:40 AM

cmsinaz on March 30, 2011 at 7:38 AM

I hope this takes the ability of them framing the subject, I certainly didn’t want to talk about presidential nominees starting in May. Way too much to do before then.

Cindy Munford on March 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Cindy Munford on March 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM

agree, i just cringe on what those so called moderaters ask….something frivilous for sure…

cmsinaz on March 30, 2011 at 8:02 AM

cmsinaz on March 30, 2011 at 8:02 AM

A real leader would call them on it. There are so many options now, I see no reason to genuflect to some teleprompter reader from NBC.

Cindy Munford on March 30, 2011 at 8:07 AM

gh on March 30, 2011 at 5:19 AM

I was in your neck of the woods for a wedding last year in the community theatre in Scarborough. Seemed nice enough, but Torontonians drive like demons! I was shocked.

DrSteve on March 30, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Cindy Munford on March 30, 2011 at 8:07 AM

true….eeyore to fade

cmsinaz on March 30, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Why don’t we wait until Rubio is dry behind the ears before we start anointing him as the next coming for republicans. He’s a smooth talker and has a cunning look in the eyes. Just don’t know if he’s the real deal or not.

Kissmygrits on March 30, 2011 at 9:14 AM

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